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SpaceX to lay off 10 percent of workforce

(Reuters) – Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX will reduce its workforce by about 10 percent of the company’s more than 6,000 employees, it said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: The SpaceX headquarters is shown in Hawthorne, California, U.S. September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake The company said it will “part ways” with some of its manpower, citing “extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead.” “To continue delivering for our customers and to succeed in developing interplanetary spacecraft and a global space-based Internet, SpaceX must become a leaner company. Either of these developments, even when attempted…

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SpaceX to lay off about 10 percent of its workforce: source

FILE PHOTO: The SpaceX headquarters is shown in Hawthorne, California, U.S. September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s SpaceX will lay off about 10 percent of its more than 6,000 employees, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday. The company did not comment on the number of layoffs but said in emailed comments that it needs to become a “leaner” organization for which it would “part ways” with some of its workforce. “To continue delivering for our customers and to succeed in developing interplanetary spacecraft and…

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Doctor lay dead in Birmingham hospital storeroom for two days

Image copyright BPM Media Image caption Eduard Zigar was working as a locum in Birmingham The body of a junior doctor lay undiscovered in a hospital storeroom for two days, an inquest has heard. Eduard Zigar, 25, took his own life at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham less than a week after beginning his placement, the city’s coroner’s court heard. There had been difficulty identifying him as missing because hospital staff were looking under the wrong name. The coroner recorded a verdict of suicide. In a statement, the hospital trust…

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PNG upholds deal with Huawei to lay internet cable, derides counter-offer

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Papua New Guinea (PNG) will uphold its agreement with China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to build its internet infrastructure, a PNG government minister said on Monday, dismissing offers from Western countries to take on the work. FILE PHOTO: A billboard advertising Chinese’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd can be seen next to another billboard displaying an Australian koala and statement declaring Australia’s support for Papua New Guinea, a day after the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum ended, in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, November 19, 2018. REUTERS/David…

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